Best Egg, the consumer brand of Marlette Funding, is a financial services technology company on a mission to find better ways to make money accessible for our customers. Many from our leadership team have worked together in the past and have extensive banking experience. Everyone shares a passion for helping our customers and using smart technology to deliver products, services and experiences in an extraordinary way.

Jeffrey Meiler

Empowering consumers with financial freedom is an obsession for Jeffrey and Marlette is the perfect vehicle to deliver on this aspiration. Before Marlette, Jeffrey was responsible for businesses at NRG, Barclays Bank, CitiGroup, and the Associates. When he’s not torturing fellow colleagues, or emptying the company dishwasher, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three girls, running and skiing.

Josh Tonderys

Josh leads credit, marketing, operations and new products. Having more than 16 years of experience in financial services, Josh recently served as COO and CRO at Prosper. Before joining Prosper, Josh was Senior Director at Barclaycard US, responsible for the Open Market credit card business. Josh earned a MBA from UNC at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Economics from Hobart College.

Bobby Ritterbeck

Bobby joined Marlette on day one and refers to himself “an accidental entrepreneur”. He spent years in credit risk management, corporate development, and marketing for some great young companies. Whether playing offense or defense, his common thread is always data analytics. His philosophy is the better decisions we make, the more we can offer our customers. Sometimes it’s that simple.

Sabrina Basht

Sabrina has a passion for tech-forward businesses and products that challenge the status quo. She has spent most of her career in financial services building and managing strategic partnerships. Her gigs range from sales and marketing to running entire businesses where she wore every hat from janitor to CEO. Outside of work, her two active teenagers, a needy dog, and digging in the dirt keep her on the move.

Brian Conneen

Brian is a passionate problem solver and thought leader. From cinnamon buns to enterprise architecture, he is equally comfortable hunting bugs or implementing company-wide policies. Utilizing experience from several Fortune 500 companies, he strives to create an agile, data centric infrastructure that adapts to an evolving industry. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and little munchkins.

Jason Swift

Jason is the company’s VOC–“voice of the customer” or teasingly “very old colleague”. His experience spans credit risk operations, from the front line of call centers to strategic planning for operations globally. He is obsessed with providing Marlette customers the most seamless experience while driving maximum efficiency and value for the company. Jason’s other obsessions include his wife, two kids, and hitting the gym.

Frank Borchert

Frank is Marlette Funding’s General Counsel and is responsible for all things legal and compliance. He has served in the government and been in-house counsel for financial services firms for almost twenty years. Frank enjoys finding creative solutions to difficult problems and negotiating and drafting contracts. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, and cooking.

Paul O’Donnell

Paul has spent the last 15 years in various start-up organizations in financial services and energy industries. He loves solving complex problems by testing, collecting, and analyzing data. He even diligently collects data on his own hobbies to learn and improve his skills faster. When not buried in data, he’s spending time with his wonderful wife and four children in the great outdoors.

Mark Elbaum

Mark has over 25 years of financial leadership experience. Most recently, Mark was the CFO of Merrill Lynch, Bank of America’s Wealth Management business. Prior roles included 18 years in the mortgage industry as CFO of Bank of America’s mortgage lending division, CFO of the Countrywide Financial, Residential Lending Division. After starting his career at Price Waterhouse, Mark worked at Aames Financial Corp. Mark has a BS and Masters of Accountancy from University of Southern California.